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More Men Than Women Oppose Female Genital Mutilation In These Countries

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 07.19.2016 | Impact

In some countries, men oppose female genital mutilation at a higher rate than women ― even though it is considered an act of violence against women....

Hurting Girl - A Music Video About Shame & Suicide

Mythic Bridge | Posted 11.12.2016 | Teen
Mythic Bridge

Mythic Bridge participant-turned-mentor, Alexis Ariel Plaza, debuts her new video about bullying, adolescence, and the power of self-worth. "We're ...

The Brilliant Onion Slicing Hack You've Never Seen Before

LittleThings | Posted 09.14.2016 | Taste

Unless you are a professional chef, or have had some kind of culinary training, your meals will probably never turn out quite as pretty as the ones that are brought to you at a fancy restaurant. But this trick for peeling onions is a good place to start!

Confessions of a Former Cutter

Melanie McKinnon | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie McKinnon

Being able to talk about my issues and feeling like I had a support system were the keys to me getting completely mentally healthy again. I'm hope by telling my story I can reach someone who might feel like they're crazy, too, realize they're not, and get the help they need.

What's Pain Got To Do With It?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Lorraine Devon Wilke

What are we doing to ourselves? When did the act of warm, caramelly, intimate sex become considered so vanilla, so mundane and outdated, that we're pushed to push the odd items into our orifices, with abandon and to our own bodily harm, just to achieve the sensation of pleasure?

Mom In The Midst Of Divorce Admits To Cutting Herself To Deal With The Pain

Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

Jennifer, who is in the middle or a contentious divorce with her husband of more than 20 years, Jamie, says she starting cutting herself earlier this ...

Social Media Spreading Self-Harm Behavior Amongst Teens

Jamison Monroe, Jr. | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamison Monroe, Jr.

Note: The content in this post may be disturbing to readers. Ten years ago, if you were to tell someone you were going to "tweet" them, they'd probab...

WHiP It! Do We Teach: How To Make A Living Or How To Make A Life

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 04.02.2014 | Education
Amy Elias, MS

I write this with a few tears in my eye, as I have chosen the latter. I chose to live life in the lane of Make A Life. Why the tears then? My choice...

One Bird, Nine Pieces, The Easy Way

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

Butchering a whole chicken is easy with a well-placed knife and proper tension.

Understanding Cutting and Bullycide

Jarryd Willis | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Jarryd Willis

Emotional injuries don't heal with Neosporin. They can lead to self-perpetuating conditions (self-starvation, cutting), a hypo-cortisol awakening response and more reports of pain disability and health problems for bullied kids.

"A Lot of Us Are One of Those People"

What Happens Now? | Posted 05.30.2013 | TED Weekends
What Happens Now?

What would they think? How could I explain to my child, "Mommy used to hurt herself because she was depressed"? Now that I'm a mother, I still think about how to explain it to him if he sees one of my scars, even though they've faded some over the years.

Teachers Gave Student Razors For Supervised Self-Harm

The Huffington Post | Megan Griffo | Posted 03.31.2013 | Weird News

A school in Surrey, England for students with Asperger’s syndrome and higher functioning autism is under investigation regarding a policy that allow...

How I Stopped Trying to Fix Myself

Jill Di Donato | Posted 03.24.2013 | Women
Jill Di Donato

There were many times I was lucky not to have been hurt as I indulged in some serious stupidity, waking up god-knows-where and telling myself, Jill, remember how this feels. Remember just how low and dirty and rotten this feeling is so you don't do it again.

#Cuttingforbieber, Alleged 4Chan Hoax, Trends On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.08.2013 | Teen

Following the release of photos suggesting that Justin Bieber was smoking marijuana at a party, the hashtag #cuttingforbieber -- a supposed protest ag...

Help! My 13-Year-Old Daughter Is Cutting Herself! From Dr. Gail Saltz (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | Home

If your child is cutting, they must get a psychiatric evaluation. When psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz visited me on Mondays With Marlo, she explained tha...

The Kids Are Not Alright

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Christine Carter, PhD

When we pressure children to achieve, we cut them off from their sources of inspiration, their passions and their natural curiosity.

10 Secret Regrets Teens Never Talk About

Kevin A. Hansen | Posted 11.18.2012 | Parents
Kevin A. Hansen

Social media has teens living their lives out online for everyone to see -- friends and family as well as their enemies and bullies. All too often, when problems arise, teens hold everything inside instead of reaching out for help.

What Getting Naked In Dublin Taught Me About Love

David Fitzpatrick | Posted 08.25.2012 | Weddings
David Fitzpatrick

Then I met Amy. It was a wonderful moment that began on our first date when I saw the prominently-displayed Batman Band-Aid on her finger. I learned she was quirky in other ways also -- she loved comic book films and violent movies with a substantial amount of explosions, along with taking on 11-year old boys at Laser Tag and ruining their days.

WATCH: Self-Injury In Children, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman

Posted 10.09.2012 | Home

I was joined by health expert Dr. Nancy Snyderman on Mondays with Marlo, where we discussed signs that your child or teen may be cutting, and how to ...

Brad Forever: James Franco's Quest To Uphold Renfro's Memory

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 06.12.2012 | Arts

This past weekend, James Franco showed his short film, titled, "Brad Renfro Forever" to a packed audience in the basement of the New Museum. The event...

Why Would You Want to Cut Yourself?

Melissa Gerstein | Posted 06.25.2012 | Parents
Melissa Gerstein

Although she may have gold medals and more success than many of us will ever have, Amanda Beard is just like many girls who are fighting through pain while striving for self confidence.

Demi Lovato, Under Construction and More Popular Than Ever

Sam Lansky | Posted 10.21.2011 | Entertainment
Sam Lansky

2011-08-22-Screenshot20110821at8.25.08PM.jpg Demi's relationship to scandal is an extraordinary case study in public relations legerdemain -- in how to maintain, and even build, popularity instead of notoriety.

YouTube Cutters: What Parents Can Do About Kids Injuring Themselves on Camera

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

A study last month in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics highlighted graphic YouTube videos of adolescents engaging in what we as clinicians call "self-injury" and kids call "cutting" -- on camera.

Cutting: Demi Lovato's Struggle With Self-Injury Is Raising Awareness

Sharon Chirban, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sharon Chirban, Ph.D.

Cutting is still something we have a low general awareness about -- the idea of inflicting self-injury on oneself in an attempt to feel better just doesn't add up. But it's a trend that is becoming more prevalent in young women.

Can You Catch Cutting and Burning from Your Friends?

David Leibow | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
David Leibow

Knowing that self-injurious behaviors are culturally determined and can quickly become habitual increases the importance of prevention.